The Modesto Nuts caught the Fresno Grizzlies in the North division with a 5-4 win in game one of their season-ending series in Fresno. The Nuts built a 5-0 lead, then held on as Fresno rallied to cut the lead to one in the ninth.
Both teams are 40-21 in the second half and need a division title to make the playoffs. San Jose won the first half.
Modesto got on the board in the top of the first with a run-scoring balk and a sacrifice fly. In the fifth inning, Brock Rodden doubled in two runs to make it 4-0 and eventually scored on a passed ball to make it 5-0.